Several Internships with United States Black Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Publicity Assistant

Job Summary: The Publicity Assistant is responsible for assisting with day to day projects for generating publicity , recognition and maintaining the image of an individual and their clients.

Reports to: Company President

Essential duties and responsibilities: Press tracking and organization of press reports and recaps*Drafting pitches and press materials*Manage media relations, outreach and coordination*Building and researching new media contacts and lists*Event support, including building guests and working on-site*Schedule interviews with local and national news outlets as well as radio, blogs, etc.* Attend Press Junkets* Maintain a positive relationship with the press* Assist with TV Segments* Assist with Interview Preparation*Develop and Manage execution of PR Campaigns*Research, Draft and Submit Award Recognitions*Schedule individual and clients’ attendance at various high visibility events*Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift computer equipment*Ability to sit at computer stations for long periods of time (typing, editing, emailing, etc.).

Qualifications: Public Relations, Communications or related degree and strong interest in events, magazines, public relations and media in general.

Preferred working knowledge and experience with:  Knowledge of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)*Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Cision, Powerpoint, Explorer and other related computer skills preferred* Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, Filemaker Pro, FTP and Internet*Familiarity with Google Docs, Survey Monkey, EventBrite and Punch Bowl. Familiarity with SEO and SEM best practices and strategies* A strong knowledge of websites, blogs, magazines, newspapers, broadcast, etc.* Superior organizational and project management skills* Ability to make tight deadlines and work well under pressure*Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail*Must be an excellent writer & communicator, with the ability to identify news hooks and write strong pitches* Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support high level staff*Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative*Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships*Exhibit good judgment and decision making skills*Willingness to work a flexible schedule, with notice, which may include nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on changing priorities of the organization.

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Corporate Advertisement and Sponsorship

Editorial Production

The United States Black Women’s Chamber of Commerce is launching two projects related to its business line. One is with increasing Corporate Advertisement and Sponsorship Opportunities of its various events & communication channels. The other is with launching a digital publication that will be distributed to its membership and key stakeholders of the general public. Various job opportunities are available with both of the above-mentioned projects.

Positions Reports to: Company President and Editor-in-Chief

Positions needed include, but not limited to: Editorial Production Manager, Digital/Social Media Manager, Copy & Research Manager, Content Contributors, Graphic Design Manager, Art & Photo Manager, Layout Manager, Advertisement Manager, Marketing Manager, Corporate Sponsorship & Promotion Manager, Beauty & Fashion Manager, Business & Work Manager, Lifestyle & Features Manager and Account Executive.

Qualifications: The following Majors are preferred for some of the above-mentioned positions: Advertising, Digital Production, Magazines, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design, Fashion & Textiles, Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Organizational Development, English and Photography. Additional Majors will be given consideration as well.

Preferred working knowledge and experience will be based upon the specific position. However, overall, the following are require for the all of the above-mentioned positions: Superior organizational and project management skills* Ability to make tight deadlines and work well under pressure*Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail*Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support high level staff*Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative*Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships*Exhibit good judgment and decision making skills*Willingness to work a flexible schedule, with notice, which may include nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on changing priorities of the organization.

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Digital Content Production Assistant

Job Summary: The Digital Content Production Assistant is responsible for assisting with day to day projects for digital content production as it relates to two brands which includes social media, website, email and on-site projects.

Reports to: Company President

Essential duties and responsibilities: Create and Implement Content for Digital presence including Facebook, Twitter, Email and Website, Ensure website content remains current and interactive* Assist with day-off events for organizations*Edit video vignettes for Social Media and Youtube*Equipment set-up and strike for studio and field production*Create Social Media video packages to engage potential and current customers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube*Assist Digital Content team in generating innovative and unique video content for web/social*Assist Digital Content in gathering post-event sound*Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry video and computer equipment (i.e. video cameras, tripods, lighting gear, etc.)*Ability to sit & edit at computer stations for long periods of time (digitizing, editing, logging, etc.).

Qualifications: Digital Production Major or related field. Vocational broadcasting students accepted as well.

Preferred working knowledge and experience with: Avid*HTML*XML*Adobe After Effects*Adobe Photoshop*Adobe Premiere Pro* Knowledge of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)*Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Explorer and other related computer skills preferred* Familiarity with Mail Chimp* Familiarity with SEO and SEM best practices and strategies* Superior organizational and project management skills* Ability to make tight deadlines and work well under pressure*Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail*Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support high level staff*Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative*Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships*Exhibit good judgment and decision making skills*Willingness to work a flexible schedule, with notice, which may include nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary based on changing priorities of the organization.

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Closing Date for all positions: January 15, 2018

To apply, email Cover letter and Resume to: usbwccinfo@gmail.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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RTDNF scholarship applications due

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation scholarship application period closes on Jan. 15.

It only takes a few minutes to apply for one of 8 scholarships (or 4 fellowships for recent grads). In addition to up to $10,000, recipients will get to:

  • Come to Excellence in Journalism, Sept. 27-29, 2018, in Baltimore, for three days of networking, job hunting and professional training 
  • Enjoy one year of access to all RTDNA member training and resources

Available awards include:

 Recent graduates are in luck, too, with 4 fellowships available:

  • N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Michele Clark Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Oldfield Fellowship for national security reporting
  • Minnotte Fellowship for health reporting

Hawkeye Heaven looking for sports reporters

The Hawkeye Heaven website and Facebook page is looking for journalism students to cover Iowa Hawkeye sports. Any written or video content that covers University of Iowa athletics is welcome.

Hawkeye Heaven started 11 years ago as a platform for Hawkeye fans in the military to get information on their favorite team. The site’s Facebook page has now grown to 112,000 followers. For more information about the opportunity, contact co-owner Cody Pech at (515) 782-6413 or cody@hawkeyeheaven.net.

Statehouse reporter intern, ClayandMilk.com, Des Moines

ClayandMilk.com—a Des Moines-based news organization covering Iowa’s tech, startup and art communities—is looking to hire an intern to cover the 2018 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol.

ClayandMilk.com launched in January of 2017 to tell the stories that aren’t being told. And by having a presence at the 2018 Legislative Session, we will monitor the legislation that impacts the communities we cover. The intern will report to an editor, but will have flexibility in creating content.

We’d like the candidate to have strong writing skills, experience with various storytelling methods, social media platforms and an interest in politics.

This is a paid position with varying hours. We can be flexible with scheduling.

We hope this could be a beneficial partnership that leads to us increasing our ClayandMilk.com brand, but for the intern to gain real world experience.

We would need somebody to start the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session, Jan. 8, 2018.

If interested, please send your application to joey@clayandmilk.com with a short cover letter, resume, references and link to clips by Jan. 1, 2018.

Content Marketing and Event Planning Internship, The Avenues, DM

The Avenues, a community development project for Ingersoll and Grand Avenue in Des Moines, is looking for a Content Marketing and Special Events Intern for spring and summer.  Hours would be about 10 hours a week from mid-February through the end of the school year, then full-time through the end of August.

Responsibilities will include building relationships with the businesses and residents of the Ingersoll and Grand Avenue district, as well as throughout the area. Implementing a PR plan with Web and social marketing tactics, as well as event planning are a large part of the work. Bring your writing skills, promotional abilities, relationship-building skills, along with media savvy.

The is a tremendous opportunity to work with young and established professionals who are working to make Des Moines a better place to live, work and play. The administrators for The Avenues are looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm that is willing to go beyond to get the work done! You will stand out from the crowd of applicants if you are enterprising, community oriented, civic minded, self-directed, collaborative and a clear and effective communicator, who is full of ideas.

Apply by Dec. 31 to:

To apply or if you have questions contact:
McB McManus
Walker, Coen, Lorentzen
3706 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa  50312
515.279.8818
mmcmanus@realizeyourvision.net
www.realizeyourvision.net

Summer reading teachers needed

Teach reading to students of all ages next summer.

Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $800 per week while teaching.

Gain over 500 hours of teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking  candidates for summer 2018 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline.We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible, hard-working, and have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: Summer Teaching Positions  

 

Communications Intern, The Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Looking for an internship where you’ll get hands-on experience and have the opportunity to become an essential member of the team? Come work for the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association! IADA is looking for an enthusiastic communications intern to assist our small staff with a variety of projects. As IADA’s paid intern, you’ll get to help with the launch of a redesigned website, develop posts and strategies for our social media accounts, and write for our bi-weekly e-newsletter and award-winning magazine. Because we’re a small staff organization, opportunities won’t be limited just to writing and editing. If you’re interested in graphic design, government relations, meeting planning, or marketing, we can tailor the internship to fit your areas of interest.

Requirements
Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.

Hours
The communications intern will work 10-20 hours per week. This is a spring internship that may extend into summer.

To Apply
Send your resume, cover letter, and three to five writing samples to bbungert@iada.com.

Brittany Bungert
Director of Communications
Iowa Automobile Dealers Association
515.440.7620 | IADA.com
Facebook | Twitter: @IowaADA